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Real Name Lazarus Long   
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Nickname Burrito of Peace
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Signed On Jul 8, 2004, 17:03
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User ID 21247
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 5, 2013, 21:45 Burrito of Peace
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 5, 2013, 21:22:
Four mons in a 2x2 array MAKES NO SENSE.

It makes absolute sense if you use multiple monitors for something other than gaming. I run 4 monitors in a 2x2 setup. The bottom two are for all my work. The upper two serve as status boards. iDRAC, CNCM, heartbeat daemon monitor, ad infinitum. All the incredibly useful information I need at a glance. I found constantly scanning left and right in a 4x1 pattern gave me a sore neck and headaches. In a 2x2 scenario, I can just flick my eyes upward and see the information I need.

I know for a fact that I am far from the only one with this setup and usually for the same reasons. Quick access to vital information as quickly as possible in a natural range of motion.

The 2x2 monitor setups in the Phoronix article are just fucking horrible, though. Why not just go frameless and be done with it?
 
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News Comments > Starbound Beta This Week
5. Re: RE: Follow up Dec 2, 2013, 08:30 Burrito of Peace
 
If only there was the capability to mulithread, cache in memory and perform read-aheads. If only...

Then again, that would imply there was some effort being placed in to actual production value.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
8. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Dec 1, 2013, 09:58 Burrito of Peace
 
Jensen wrote on Dec 1, 2013, 00:00:
You can put Windows on a Macbook.

So? The ecosystem is more than just the OS. It's also about the ease of hardware repair and upgrade, too. Apple has always come in last place with that. I think the only laptop to ever score worse than an Apple laptop on CRU was the Dell Latitude 2100.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
5. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Nov 30, 2013, 22:08 Burrito of Peace
 
Jensen wrote on Nov 30, 2013, 15:40:
...just about any tech site will recommend Apple laptops over any PC laptop.

None of the objective, honest ones do. Not one of them will recommend a closed, draconian ecosystem over the open standard that is a non-OSX laptop (whether it be Linux or Windows).
 
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News Comments > Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Trailer
7. Re: Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Trailer Nov 30, 2013, 21:56 Burrito of Peace
 
Trevellian wrote on Nov 30, 2013, 21:41:
Last I had heard I thought Creative Assembly was supposed to be making a 40k Total War game, wtf happened to that?

They're still staffing up their 10,000 man strong AI team.
 
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News Comments > Clandestine Announced
7. Re: Clandestine Announced Nov 29, 2013, 10:07 Burrito of Peace
 
You can always tell when a couple of Full Sail graduates come together to try and create something...  
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale
72. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Nov 28, 2013, 22:23 Burrito of Peace
 
Jerykk wrote on Nov 27, 2013, 20:48:
But the claim that Black Flag is better than Sleeping Dogs

Was never typed by me. I made no such claim, I merely said that that was the current game I was genuinely enjoying. I drew no comparisons between the two.

Sorry I just set your straw man on fire.
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale
38. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Nov 27, 2013, 20:19 Burrito of Peace
 
Prez wrote on Nov 27, 2013, 20:00:
Sorry that you didn't enjoy it Burrito, but I have to echo everyone else - Sleeping Dogs is a fantastic game.

It's fine, Prez. I actually only bought it because nin recommended it so highly and so often. Some times you win and some times you lose.

 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale
36. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Nov 27, 2013, 19:35 Burrito of Peace
 
Here are my problems with Sleeping Dogs:

  • The "storyline" is tissue thin and feels like it came from of a rejected 70s movie script.

  • Major plot points are telegraphed like neon signs.

  • The characters are walking, talking stereotypes.

  • The combat system is about as fluid as a fat guy in peanut butter.

  • The driving physics are less realistic than Super Mario Kart.

  • There are, what, 5-7 mission types in-game and they are repeated to the point of absurdity. Oh look, another surveillance mission! Oh look, another thug intimidation mission! Sure glad I haven't done each of these a dozen times before!

  • Leveling up for clothing/jewelry/accessories that are plainly listed as knockoffs is comically tragic.

  • The voice actors either go from sounding bored and flat to extremely over the top. Nuance? Subtly? Not here!

  • Everything about the game screams "generic" and there is absolutely nothing about the game that makes it stand out in its own fiction genre. To me, this game feels like it was written either by someone who absolutely hates chopsocky like it killed their entire family or it was drafted by someone who looked up the phrase on Wikipedia and decided to wing it.


  • I play games for their storylines, characters, the attention to detail in-game and the experience they deliver. To give you a good measure, I'm currently playing Assassin's Creed IV - Black Flag and absolutely loving it. I can't put it down.
     
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    News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale
    30. Re: Steam Autumn Sale Nov 27, 2013, 18:41 Burrito of Peace
     
    nin wrote on Nov 27, 2013, 13:55:
    edit: Oh, and go buy Sleeping Dogs!

    Or don't. That game was abysmally boring and the stiff animations were hilariously bad.
     
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    News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Air Conflicts: Vietnam
    2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Air Conflicts: Vietnam Nov 27, 2013, 07:39 Burrito of Peace
     
    Cutter wrote on Nov 26, 2013, 22:11:
    Over half the trailer are credits and they can't even pony up the dough for Vietnam era songs? Not even covers? Just some shitty bar band rock? Oh yeah, I'm sure this game won't suck too bad.

    It's actually quite horrible. The production values are crap, the visuals are crap, the feel of the game is crap and even the music is crap.
     
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    News Comments > Evening Interviews
    8. Re: Evening Interviews Nov 26, 2013, 09:26 Burrito of Peace
     
    PHJF wrote on Nov 26, 2013, 08:02:
    Duh, just use Splenda.

    Cooking with Splenda is horrible. It makes the food taste like it was created by Dow.
     
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    News Comments > Morning Consolidation
    40. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 21, 2013, 08:00 Burrito of Peace
     
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    News Comments > Evening Consolidation
    8. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 21, 2013, 06:45 Burrito of Peace
     
    Kha wrote on Nov 21, 2013, 04:38:
    Yeah, sure, tell me then when you're able to run the same games on a PC with Linux

    I'm betting Valve probably can convince some publishers to try publishing their PS4 titles on SteamOS. Incredibly low overhead for porting it and they already have a built in distribution model. If that happens, and if even a few of those titles are smash hits, then you'll see more studios who develop for the PS4 start porting.

     
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    News Comments > Morning Metaverse
    7. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 20, 2013, 14:24 Burrito of Peace
     
    Creston wrote on Nov 20, 2013, 13:52:
    Don't hate on the push up bra. That's the best thing ever invented.

    Oh Hell no. It's the most deceptive thing ever invented. It's the equivalent of stuffing your shorts.
     
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    News Comments > New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers add ShadowPlay Beta
    32. Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers add ShadowPlay Beta Nov 20, 2013, 11:10 Burrito of Peace
     
    I don't use sleep mode because I just leave the machine on all the time. It's one of several in a rack and it's just easier to do so.  
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    News Comments > New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers add ShadowPlay Beta
    21. Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers add ShadowPlay Beta Nov 19, 2013, 20:43 Burrito of Peace
     
    HorrorScope wrote on Nov 19, 2013, 17:18:

    Do you use sleep mode at all?

    Not at all. That's for laptops solely.

    HorrorScope wrote on Nov 19, 2013, 17:18:
    Also what Creston says, I use those settings to.

    I'll give that a shot.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    News Comments > New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers add ShadowPlay Beta
    12. Re: New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers add ShadowPlay Beta Nov 19, 2013, 13:45 Burrito of Peace
     
    Honest question, and no snark, but are these stable yet? On my 560ti and 660ti systems, anything newer than 314s crash constantly and causes random and temporary system lockups until the drivers recover. OSes are Win7Pro64, Win8Pro64 and WinServer2012.  
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    News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts Lowers RAM Requirement
    6. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 19, 2013, 09:47 Burrito of Peace
     
    Rigs wrote on Nov 19, 2013, 09:44:
    There's a Nazi for everything... ;P

    I did Nazi that coming.
     
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    News Comments > Call of Duty: Ghosts Lowers RAM Requirement
    1. Re: Call of Duty: Ghosts Lowers RAM Requirement Nov 19, 2013, 09:01 Burrito of Peace
     
    4MB?

    SWEET! Now my 386DX can run the game!
     
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